Demetrius Burns was born in Anniston, AL and grew up in Boston, MA. He graduated from Boston Arts Academy and the Boston Conservatory on scholarship where he choreographed Urinetown on the musical theatre department. He spent several summers at the Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts (EMIA) as a student, intern, and dance instructor. While at EMIA he performed at Jacob’s Pillow with Earl Mosley's Life Dance Company and repertory by Ronald K. Brown. Demetrius attended the Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow social dance program with the American Dance Guild Scholarship under the direction of Camille A. Brown and Moncell Durden, and the Jacobs Pillows Improvisation Traditions and Innovation program under the direction of Jawole Zollar. Demetrius is a recipient of the EVIDENCE, A Dance Company Beth Young Scholarship and is celebrating his fourth season with EVIDENCE. He recently received his MFA in Dance from Hollins University.

photo by:David Torrence